When it comes to your senior photos, a little preparation can go a long way. So what should you do to get ready for your close up? I’ve got a list to help you feel prepared and ready to get the most out of your photo shoot experience.
The Month Before
Once you have booked your photo shoot, its time to start pinning! Using Pinterest can be one of the best ways to prepare for your session. Pinterest has tons and tons of inspiration and picking things that appeal to you can help you communicate visually to me exactly what look you want for your session.
What types of things should you pin?
- Clothing ideas
- Hair styles
- Makeup looks
- Poses you like
- Prop ideas
- Anything that will help you visually communicate what you want for your session
The Week Before
Finalize your looks for your shoot by trying on everything. This includes trying on shoes, accessories and more to make sure it is exactly what you want for your session. Once you have tried everything on, make sure it is all clean and ironed and ready to go for your shoot.
If you are considering a tan for your shoot, make that appointment at least 3 days prior to your photo shoot. This will allow time for the tan to develop and look its best on your skin.
The Day Before
Get a manicure and pedicure! Having your nails done for your photos is great because there may be some poses where your nails show and you want to make sure they look great for photos! I highly recommend a neutral color so that your nails go with all of your outfits and will look great in photos for years to come.
Lay out your clothes, pack them up and double check that you have everything you need. Don’t forget the right undergarments! If you need a strapless bra or sticky boobs for a
certain outfit, don’t forget to pack it! And make sure you have a neutral color so nothing shows through!
The best way to pack your clothing is to have the clothes hanging. It is a great idea to put everything together that goes together. So jewelry and accessories can be put in individual baggies like a ziploc and attached to the hanger of that outfit.
The Day of
Drink plenty of water and make sure you got plenty of rest. Be sure to eat well so you aren’t hungry during your session and if you need to bring a snack and water with you.
Arrive at hair and makeup in comfy clothing with no makeup and clean dry hair that has not been flat ironed. You will bring with you the clothing for the shoot and get dressed in your first outfit after hair and makeup is done.
Don’t forget to bring your pinterest ideas to show the artist what you want for your hair and makeup!
Relax! Trust me and know that I will make sure that your session is the best it can be. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
Prepping For Your Senior Photoshoot
February 15, 2021